Thursday 21 September 2017

Kersten bends primary and secondary steel for Rentel OWF

Bending specialist Kersten manufactures a variety of bent components for offshore applications and has a proven track record in Offshore Wind. For the Rentel Offshore Wind Farm Kersten produced both primary and secondary steel components.

 

Rentel OWF

Rentel is an offshore wind farm to be developed in the Belgian North Sea. The 42 wind turbines are 20 meters high and have 7 meters diameter monopile foundations. The total capacity of 309 MW equals to the power consumption of 300.000 households.

 

Cone segments for MPs & TPs

Kersten produced a total of 120 cone segments for Rentel’s monopiles and transition pieces. 75 and 80mm thick steel plates have been cut to size (10 x 3 metres) on the cutting portal with a 3 burner unit. Kersten's powerful 2400T press braker bend the plates into 180° cone segments. 

 

Anode cage rings

Anode cage rings are placed around each monopile to protect the steel foundation against corrosion. For the anode cage rings, Kersten’s scope of work consists of bending and cutting tubes for the 42 anode cages. A total of 252 steel tubes (323.9x16mm) have been bent in a 120° curve and cut to size with welding preparation by using robot technology with oxy fuel burners.

 

Offshore Energy 2017

Kersten is participating at the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference in Amsterdam on 9,10 and 11 October 2017 at stand 2.002K.

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